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How Do You Dispose of Lateral Flow Test Kits?

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What are Lateral Flow Test Kits? “Lateral Flow” or “Rapid” Test Kits are growing in popularity for carrying out quick on-site tests that indicate whether COVID-19 antigens are present. You can get a result within 15 minutes without having to send the kit off to a lab. These kits are ideal for mass testing of […]

How to Dispose of Waste After a COVID-19 Case


Waste disposal regulations can seem complicated enough, without the added worry of COVID-19. Unfortunately, if your business does encounter symptoms of the virus, then you will have to deal with your waste a little differently. But don’t worry, we’re here to help with this straightforward guide. How Should You Treat Waste That Has Encountered Someone […]

Carbon Footprint: What Does it Mean for Your Business?

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It seems “carbon footprint” is a household term nowadays – but does everyone actually know what it means? In the simplest terms, your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide you release into the atmosphere through your behaviour and activities – so I have my own carbon footprint and you have your own carbon […]

The Benefits of Recycling Commercial Waste


Recycling business waste is considered as good for both the environment and the economy – but why? Do You Understand the Reasons Behind Recycling’s Good Reputation? Getting to grips with the real benefits of this type of Waste Management will help your business to commit to recycling habits. Once you have the right justification, it […]

#StaySafe – PPE Disposal


What is PPE? Personal protective equipment, otherwise known as PPE, refers to protective garments or gear designed to safeguard the wearer from injury or infection. PPE may be particularly specialist to a certain job role being carried out, but more generally it may include some of the following: Clothing – such as overcoats, disposable clothing […]

#StaySafe – Commercial Waste Management

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Commercial Waste Management During COVID-19 In March 2020, the UN Environment Programme announced Waste Management an essential public service in the fight to beat COVID-19, stating: “Governments are urged to treat waste management, including of medical, household and other hazardous waste, as an urgent and essential public service in order to minimise possible secondary impacts […]

A Guide to Category B Waste

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What is Category B Waste? Category B Waste comes under the “Biological Substances” classification and includes “diagnostic specimens” – this refers to human or animal materials that are being transported only for the purpose of diagnosis or investigation. Materials that fall under Category B include excreta, blood (and its components), as well as other tissues […]

#StaySafe – Stop the Spread of Pathogens in Infectious Waste

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A pathogen is a bacterium, virus or other microorganism that can cause disease. When disposing of infectious waste, it’s vital to carry out the proper actions to prevent pathogens spreading. Infectious Waste Waste of an infectious nature has the potential to cause serious illness, mortality and wider hazards to human health or the environment. These […]